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Michigan State Football receives votes in this week’s polls

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After an impressive road win at Northwestern in the season opener, MSU received votes in both the AP and Coaches polls this week

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 03 Michigan State at Northwestern Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Michigan State Spartans didn’t make the top-25 this week, but did crack into the receiving votes portion of the polls this week. For the first time in the Mel Tucker era, MSU was listed in the ballot results for both the AP and Coaches polls following a huge win over the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday night top open the season.


AP Poll

Four Big Ten teams are in the AP Top-25 this week, with the Hoosiers dropping out following a tough loss at Iowa. The Spartans are the third-highest Big Ten team receiving votes and have a chance to keep climbing and crack the top-25 if the team continues to add to the win column.

Full AP Results:

  1. Alabama (59 first-place votes)
  2. Georgia (4)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Clemson
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Iowa State
  10. Iowa Hawkeyes
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions
  12. Oregon
  13. Florida
  14. USC
  15. Texas
  16. UCLA
  17. Coastal Carolina
  18. Wisconsin Badgers
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. Ole Miss
  21. Utah
  22. Miami
  23. Arizona State
  24. North Carolina
  25. Auburn

Dropped From The Rankings:

No. 16, LSU, No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers, No. 20 Washington, No. 23 Louisiana

Others Receiving Votes:

TCU 80, NC State 69, UCF 61, Liberty 57, LSU 57, Michigan Wolverine 52, Oklahoma State 39, Indiana Hoosiers 37, Michigan State 28, Nevada 23, Kansas State 13, Louisiana 12, BYU 10, Boston College 8, Ball State 7, Maryland Terrapins 6, Arizona 5, UAB 5, Florida State 4, Kentucky 3, Texas Tech 2, Army 2, Appalachian State 1


USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

The Big Ten has a lot of teams, including the Spartans, receiving votes in this week’s poll results.

Full Coaches Poll Results:

  1. Alabama (64 first-place votes)
  2. Georgia (1)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Clemson
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Florida
  10. Iowa State
  11. Oregon
  12. Iowa
  13. Penn State
  14. USC
  15. Texas
  16. UCLA
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Utah
  19. Coastal Carolina
  20. Ole Miss
  21. Virginia Tech
  22. North Carolina
  23. Oklahoma State
  24. Miami
  25. Arizona State

Dropped From The Rankings:

No. 13 Louisiana State; No. 17 Indiana; No. 21 Washington; No. 23 UL Lafayette.

Others Receiving Votes:

Auburn 123; Michigan 99; Louisiana State 95; NC State 81; Liberty 78; Brigham Young 65; Indiana 58; Texas Christian 49; Central Florida 48; Florida State 34; Michigan State 33; Kentucky 28; Pittsburgh 20; UL Lafayette 19; Kansas State 19; Boston College 19; Appalachian State 15; Southern Methodist 14; Rutgers Scarlet Knights 11; Arkansas 11; Maryland 9; Tennessee 7; Nevada 7; Fresno State 7; Army 7; Tulane 6; Virginia 5; San Jose State 5; Missouri 5; Ball State 5; Marshall 3; UAB 2; Air Force 2; Charlotte 1.

There are four teams from the Big Ten in the coaches poll, but quite a few poised to break through into the rankings should any of them finish September strong.